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    September 21, 2010
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. caption colorado, l.l.c. a warning for women, jogging around the lake merritt area of oakland after two women are attacked. pg&e releases the list of those high risk pipelines. what you have to do to find out if live near one. good morning, it's tuesday, september 21. i'm elizabeth wenger. >> i'm sydnie kohara.
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good morning. time now, 6:00. out the door a look at traffic and weather. gianna has been following a deadly crash in san jose. gianna? >> it's going to caught delays through the san jose area. it happened early this morning. almaden expressway now shut down between harry and o'grady. this will be the case as they conduct the investigation. one person died at the scene, a second person taken to the hospital. police are on scene in the area. at one point the vehicle hit a pole possibly a tree as well and then caught on fire so expect this to last quite some time. almaden expressway closed between harry and o'grady. we'll have deails as they come in. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, gianna. another nice day shaping up. it is the last full day of summer. i keep saying that because today, believe it or not, ironically enough, it's going to be cooling down. mid-70s in concord, 73 livermore today, 69 in oakland, 71 fremont, 72 san jose, north bay location in the 80s to the 70s.
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yesterday you enjoyed 80s. today the mid-70s in napa and fairfield and santa rosa. 70 in vallejo. 70 in san rafael and 64 in san francisco. more bay area cities and today's cooler temperatures coming up. back to you. >> thank you. a warning for women in an east bay neighborhood. be aware of your surroundings. anne makovec is in oakland where police think one man is responsible for two attacks near lake merritt. anne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it looks like these attacks started out as robberies and quickly escalated to sexual assault. this is an area regarded as relatively safe here in oakland around lake merritt. but police are warning everybody to keep their guard up. they are not releasing a lot of details about these attacks, so we do know they happened sunday night within a few hours of each other.
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two women were assaulted in secluded areas on the way home from work. police believe it is the same attacker in both cases. they gave us a loose description. black man, in his 20s, dark clothing, with a weapon. that's describing a lot of people possibly. that's the information we have. women in the area are told to stay in well lighted areas with other people around. >> i wish i could find someplace else to walk. >> everybody especially people by themselves are all walking around with an ipod in their ear. >> reporter: that woman is absolutely right this. certainly puts your defenses down, people with ipods, iphones, any sort of cell phone or mp3 player when you have the headphones in your ear. you become a target according to police. and they are warning people to lock the doors in your car immediately and be careful getting out of your car, as
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well. although we don't know the exact circumstances of these attacks, it might involve a vehicle because police are also sending out that warning. we are waiting for more information from the oakland pd. >> thank you. anne makovec in oakland. and a woman was able to fight off her attacker in the south bay over the weekend. the woman says she was jogging sunday morning when a man pushed her into an aqueduct and tried to sexually assault her near snell and colleen in san jose. the woman vaguely describes the suspect as hispanic, mid-20s way about 150 pounds. the santa clara county sheriff's department is still looking into the incident. a vallejo man sits in jail this morning charged with the murder of his girlfriend. police believer the 39-year-old man used a baseball bat to beat his 33-year-old girlfriend. police say the man called his estranged wife to tell her he had killed his girlfriend. they also say drove around with the body in the front seat.
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he eventually showed up at the apartment of a he could worker and asked the he could worker to look at the body. the coworker called 911. police say the man surrendered and confessed. more than 100 people showed up to protest a jail on the peninsula in redwood city last night. the six-story facility would be built in the heart of town. people who live in the area say they are concerned about their safety and latest the future of downtown revitalization. the sheriff says the county will reconsider its plans in light of the opposition. pg&e has now posted maps showing locations of the riskiest gas pipelines in the state. has there been construction nearby? second, is there any pipe corrosion? third has there been any land movement near the pipes such as an earthquake? finally, the pipe's age, design and what it's made of. those four factors get the
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pipelines on the list. pg&e's president says the factors constantly change the list. >> this list is in flux. some items will move up the list, some down. >> pg&e says the self pipe that exploded wasn't on the top 100 list. when the utility finds out what caused the explosion, it might have to change the criteria. the maps on the website will eventually become interactive. we have the phone number for you. you can find out if you live near one of the high risk pipelines by calling this pg&e 24-hour hotline. for the number go to website, cbs5.com and click on "links and numbers." the bay area's first express lane is open in the east bay with the goal of improving 680 commute. the h.o.t. lane opened yesterday on 680 southbound. there was some confusion as people tried to merge on the new lane. drivers have about a mile to do
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it but yesterday, many moved over much too quickly leading to traffic jams. still, officials are upbeat. >> i think that as people become more familiar with the lanes and get used to the fact that they are driving in a hotline or have the ability to get to the lane, things will settle down. >> the new lane covers a 14- mile stretch. tolls are collected from fastrak transponders. the price fluctuates between $1 and $1.25 depending on traffic conditions but carpools are free. there are plans for more h.o.t. lanes on 580 in alameda county and 237 in santa clara county. meanwhile another highway improvement project is finished now in the east bay. a celebration yesterday marked the completion of work to improve traffic flow in the castro valley area. the upgrade includes a revamp of the redwood road interchange with a new eastbound on-ramp
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and westbound off-ramp. the 580 interchange project costs about $30 million. 80% was paid by sales taxes, the rest by state and federal funds. let's check traffic and weather. gianna? >> unfortunately, san jose is our hotspot this morning. almaden expressway a very well traveled portion of the roadway this morning is closed between harry and o'grady. this is due to a deadly car crash that happened overnight. again, almaden expressway shut down. one person died at the scene. the driver was taken to the hospital. the vehicle hit a pole and caught on fire. the investigation will last for quite some time. expect the closure for most of the morning. we'll keep you updated and let you know as soon as it opens but again almaden expressway shut down both directions between harry and o'grady. taking the bay bridge, not too bad here. the metering lights are off. actually most of our freeways are problem-free. 880 also clear.
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slow as you work your way through the altamont pass but that's pretty typical this time of the morning. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. -- that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. >> hey, thanks, gianna. >> our forecast for the morning will involve some clouds especially along the coastline and around the bay. for the coastline, low clouds and fog expected. around the bay mostly cloudy with sfo delays at the airport around 40 minutes. inland clear, temperatures in the lower 50s to the lower 60s. for the afternoon, temperatures are cooling down. sunshine not as warm today inland. temperatures from the lower to the mid-70s. sun and clouds and cooler conditions around the bay in the 60s. low clouds and fog in the forecast for the coast throughout the day. coming up, we'll take a look at bay area cities, pinpoint who is going to see what today, who is going to feel what today, just inn in just a few moment. from fighting to healing,
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get a free quote at progressive.com. a fatal accident has shut down almaden expressway between marry and o'grady in san jose -- between harry and o'grady in san jose. we'll have more details coming up. >> thank you. the u.s. senate could decide today to end the "don't ask, don't tell" policy about gays in the military. the senate is scheduled to vote on a $726 billion pentagon spending bill. democrats attached a measure to the bill to end "don't ask, don't tell." as you can see, entertainer lady gaga is also getting involved in the debate. she had a rally yesterday in maine to urge that state's two republican senators to break with the gop and support the bill. a pit bull is bringing comfort to bay area cancer patients. leo was once part of a
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dogfighting ring that landed nfl quarterback michael vick in jail. he was taken in by a rescue group. every week leo wears a clown's collar to a cancer care center in mountain view to love and be loved by patients to who know what it's like to be hurting and trying to recover. >> it's a joy when i see him. he makes me feel good inside. it's so good to feel good these days. >> the 51 pit bulls taken from vic's property in 2007, only four of the 51 could not be rescued. the 47 others have found new lives, new homes and new careers around the country. several of those are comfort dogs. >> leo is a cute dude. 6:14. more questions about finances in a southern california city. >> up next, what an audit uncovered about loans taken out by the city manager in the town of bell.
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our forecast for this morning, we have a few cloud out there. because of those clouds, delays on arrivals at sfo around 40 minutes. so clouds and some sunshine expected today. but what about your temperatures? they are cooling down. that's a hint. coming up we'll take a look at today's cooler highs. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. s from traffic center let's start off in san jose where almaden expressway is closed this morning following a fiery crash. it happened early this morning. it shut down between harry and o'grady. an suv hit a pole, then a tree and caught on fire. the passenger died on the scene, the driver taken to the hospital. the closure is going to be in effect for most of the morning as they conduct the investigation. use camden as an alternate. almaden expressway shut down between harry and o'grady. traffic is backed up in fremont. 880/237 here's live look at that area. traffic starting to see extra volume in that connector road, but overall light. south bay northbound 280 through downtown san jose not
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bad. 11 minutes from 101 to highway 85. if you are make your way on the bay bridge this morning, so far, so good. slight delays in the cash lanes. the metering lights are still off. and mass transit a good choice. no delays for bart, ace, muni or caltrain and jamison canyon highway 12, accidents near red top and near 80 but everything is cleared out of the way and things should be back up to speed in the area. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, gianna. so our morning forecast will include some clouds out there. because of the clouds we have delays at the airport this morning so if you are traveling you might want to call ahead. low clouds and fog at the coast and the the farther inland you go, less clouds, mostly clear skies and temperatures ranging in the morning from the lower 50s to the lower 60s. temperatures cooling down. it is the last full day of summer, plenty of sunshine is expected but not as warm. inland 70 to 76. around the bay from the lower to the upper 60s. and cool along the coastline
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with fog expected and low clouds. here's what we're watching. clouds associated with a frontal system. it is pushing this way. it is going to cool us down, give us more clouds and those cooler temperatures, here they are. 70 in union city, 72 santa clara, 75 morgan hill, 71 mountain view, 70 palo alto, 68 san mateo. cooler weather well into the east bay as well with the mid- 60s in antioch and brentwood. falling from the lower 80s yesterday. 72 danville, 71 san ramon, 69 in oakland and alameda. north bay location: 70 san rafael and lower to mid- 70s from fairfield to napa to sonoma and petaluma and 57 in santa rosa. today cooler, tomorrow even cooler, the first full day of fall thursday look at that we're warming up. friday, saturday, sunday, we
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are hot especially inland temperatures in the mid-90s friday, saturday, sunday and monday. 80 around the bay, 70 at the coast. so it's going to be pretty warm for the weekend. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. let's take a look at today's top stories. two separate attacks on women in an oakland neighborhood sunday night. the victims say they were robbed then sexually assault. the incidents happened near merit in secluded areas. pg&e has now posted maps showing the riskiest gas pipeline in the state. the pipe segments are listed if they meet various criteria, including whether there's been construction nearby and whether there is any pipe corrosion. politicians pressured the utility to make this list public. and today, east bay commuters getting their second opportunity to use a freeway express lane. the high occupancy toll lane is opened on a 14-mile stretch of 680 southbound. there was some congestion
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yesterday as people tried t merge early on the new lanes. the city of bell in southern california used $95,000 to pay off loans the former city manager had made to himself, according to auditors. the audit says the money was put into robert rizzo's retirement account in 2008 and 2009. the report also says city council members did not know about the payments. the financial transactions revolved around rizzo, who had control over the city funds. rizzo's attorney says his client has done nothing wrong. the full audit will be released later this week. it is 6:22. an exciting finish to the 49er game last night. >> it was too late for us but we'll have highlights when we come back. plus, dozens are injured when some bleachers collapsed at a sporting event in brazil. we'll tell you what caused the accident. the san francisco 49ers
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high temperatures coming up. >> there was a huge game last night. the san francisco 49ers played a thriller last night against the new orleans saints. the defending super bowl champions. with the saints ahead 22-14 in the 4th quarterrer frank gore running for his second touchdown of the night he looked good last night. the 9ers with a two-point conversion when alex smith fired a strike. a replay determined the conversion was good and it's a tie game. 1:19 remaining new orleans moving the ball into field goal range. 37-yard kick by garrett hartley made it through the uprights. a heartbreaker for the 49ers. the saints win 25-2 >> you know your football.
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>> i do. it's so close for the 49ers. but saints enjoyed good weather yesterday. check out this video. more than 100 people were injured after bleachers collapsed. the whole thing just came trouble crumbling down during a car race in southern brazil. oh. >> around 200 people watching the race from the stands on sunday when the structure just fell apart. six people were rushed to the hospital in a neighboring city. two in serious condition. but can you believe it no one was killed. firemen at the scene say the company that organized this event didn't ask for an inspection of the stands before the race. >> tonight the oakland city council votes on whether to send $540,000 to place small videocameras on the uniforms of officers. the purpose is to record officers interacting with the public. so our question of the day,
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what do you think? should police officers have videocameras on their uniforms? them off for frivolous charges. uld eliminate much... if not >> you can go back and check the video and it's about the size of a cell phone. they just pin it on t wouldn't obstruct what they're doing. >> send your comments to mornings@cbs5.com. or post your answers on facebook. we're also on twitter. it is 6:28. coming up, some of the most dangerous gas pipeline in california are in the bay area. and nowhere near san bruno. how you can find out if one is in your neighborhood. >> and after two attacks in a relatively safe area, police are giving new warnings about cell phones and ipods. we'll tell you about it coming up next. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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kohara. and i'm elizabeth wenger. good morning. it's tuesday, september 21. i'm sydnie kohara. >> i'm elizabeth wenger. two women attacked near their homes in the lake merritt neighborhood of oakland. anne makovec has more from the
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area. >> reporter: this area is generally regarded as sierra, i have spoken with several women jogging alone who didn't hear about the attacks and were very surprised and obviously concerned. police are warning everybody to keep their guard up but aren't releasing a lot of details about the attacks. we know they happened sunday night within a few hours of each other. two women were robbed first and then sexually assaulted somewhere in this lake merritt neighborhood. they were both coming home when they were attacked. it happened in a secluded area and police say it's the same attacker. we realize this description could fit several people but we are just telling you what we know at this point, black man, 5'10, 6 feet tall, dark clothes with a weapon. women in the area are being told to stay in well lighted areas with other people around.
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>> be more alert for sure. >> stay with other women. >> reporter: and the best advice police are giving this morning is don't walk around with your headphones in be it your cell phone or an ipod because that's going to make you a more likely target. you just don't have your wits about you as far as being aware of your surroundings as much. another big warning they are put throughout is lock your car immediately after you get in and be careful when you're getting out of your vehicle. we don't know the circumstances of these exact attacks but that leads one to believe that potentially somebody was getting into or out of their car. we're wailing for more information. >> you can use your key as a weapon. >> good advice. thank you, anne makovec live for in us oakland this morning. >> reporter: another story we're following another attack on a woman is under investigation in the south bay. the woman says a man pushed her into an ak question ducts and tried to sexually assault her while she was jogging about a quarter until 8:00 sunday morning.
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that happened near snell avenue and colleen drive in san jose. the woman says the man was in his 20s and ran away after she was able to fight him off. a veil man sits in jail this morning charged with the murder of his girlfriend. police said he used a bat to beat his 33-year-old girlfriend. police say the suspect called his estranged wife to tell her he killed his girlfriend. they also said drove around with a body in the front seat. he eventually showed up at a coworker's apartment and asked that co-worker to come out and look at the body. the coworker called 911. police say the suspect surrendered and confessed. more than 100 people showing up to protest the new jail on the peninsula last night. the six-story facility would be built in the heart of redwood city. people in the area are concerned about their safety and the future of downtown revital saying. the sheriff says the county
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will reconsider its plans in light opposition. pg&e has now posted maps showing the locations of the riskiest gas pipeline in the state. there are four criteria: has there been construction, is there any corrosion, any land movement near the pipe such as earthquakes, and finally the pipe's age design and what it's made of. pg&e's president says these factors constantly change the list. >> this list is in flux. some will move up, some will move down the list. >> pg&e says the san bruno section of the pipe that exploded was not even on the top 100 list. when the utility finds out what caused the explosion it might have to change its criteria. the maps on the website will eventually become interactive. you can find out if you live near one of those
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pipelines by calling their 24- hour hotline: we have the number on our website, cbs5.com click on "links and numbers." before you head out the door, let's take a look at traffic and weather. we'll start with gianna. good morning. >> good morning. and we're going to start off at san jose with live pictures of almaden expressway. this is the scene of a deadly accident that happened early this morning. an suv crashed into a pole then caught on fire. one person died at the scene. the other was taken to the hospital. as you can see from these pictures, there are still lots of police on scene as well as investigators. look at that that's the suv there that caught on fire. expect this to last throughout the morning. almaden expressway is shut down in both directions. it will take time for it to clear. it use camden as an alternate. almaden expressway shut down between harry and via valiente.
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over to the bay bridge, metering lights are on. so traffic backed up at least beyond the 880 overpass. give yourself some extra time through that area. mass transit, bart, no problems. use that instead. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, gianna. the forecast looks good today. more sunshine is expected for all location except the immediate coastline and temperatures today will not be as warm. take a note. santa rosa yesterday hit 82 degrees. concord at 80. san jose at 80. san francisco 68. today temperatures cooler, 57 in santa rosa, 47 in concord, 27 san jose and 46 in san francisco. more bay area highs, 76 antioch, pretty mild, 69 benicia, 70s in sonoma and 70s, palo alto and in santa clara. we are cooling down but warmer weather is on the way. 90s are moving back into the forecast. i'll let you know when and your
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seven-day forecast coming up. >> thank you. it is 5:38. the bay area's first freeway express lane is open in the east bay with the goal of improving the commute on interstate 680. check out the h.o.t. lane, or high occupancy toll lane. it opened yesterday on 680 southbound. but as with a lot of first day jitters, some confusion as people try to merge into the new lane. drivers have mile to do so but many moved over too quickly yesterday leading to traffic jams. officials say though things will get better. >> ing apeople get used to the fact that they are driving in a h.o.t. lane or have the ability to get to the lane things of will settle down. >> tolls are collected from
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fastrak transponders. the price will fluctuate. carpools are free. there are plans for more h.o.t. lanes on the 580 in alameda county and 237 in santa clara county. another highway improvement project finished in the east bay. a celebration yesterday marked the completion of work to improve traffic flow in the castro valley area. the upgrade includes the revamp of the redwood road interchange with the new eastbound on-ramp and westbound off-ramp. the 580 interchange project cost $30 million. 80% was paid for by alameda county's half cent sales tax. the rest by state and federal funds. the palo alto city council says they have little faith in california's high-speed rail project. they passed a resolution calling on the state to pull funding for the $43 billion bullet train from san francisco to los angeles. earlier this week, a no confidence resolution was approved by the counsel's high-
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speed rail committee t called on the governor and the state to stop paying for the project. councilmembers took it a step further and asked the federal railroad administration to pull funding. the latest financial news when we return. >> plus the former chief executive at hewlett-packard gives back some of his severance pay. how much it might cost him to accept a new job. ,, b-a-c-c-a-l-a-u-r-e-a-t-e. baccalaureate. correct. [ audience groans ] since this competition has been continuing for 48 hours and we have yet to eliminate anyone, it is the decision of this board to declare all 20 contestants winners. you have all competed admirably. admirably. a-d-m-i-r-a-b-l-y. admirably. [ male announcer ] at&t is making high speed internet
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the e-class. the best or nothing. that is what drives us. good morning from the traffic center. we start off in san jose with live pictures from the scene at almaden expressway which is shut down between harry and via valiente due to a fatal accident this morning where an suv crashed and caught on fire. one person died at the scene. as you can see, we have lots of activity still there on scene for the investigation. this area will be shut down for most of the morning at least two hours. still, that's the estimated time as to when the almaden expressway will re-open. what's shut down is harry to via valiente on almaden expressway and you can see there on the live pictures that's the suv that caught on fire. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza where we are seeing quite
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a bit of a backup almost to the maze. the metering lights are on. traffic slow approaching the incline but clear as you work your way across the upper deck into san francisco. if you're making your way through the altamont pass, westbound 580 loaded up sluggish from 205 to el charro and then pockets of slowing approaching 680. stop and go conditions as well on the southbound side of signatures six between looks like androtti to 84 where the express lanes start. so far, so good south 680 to that portion towards 237. live look at 280 in san jose. clear on the south bay freeways. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. >> hey, thanks, gianna. our forecast for this morning, it is 6:44, we're looking out toward the bay bridge and i see a whole lot of clouds out there. plenty of clouds in the bay area. for that reason, delays on arrivals at sfo just under one hour. if you are traveling this
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morning, keep that in mind, call ahead. out the door, conditions, what's in store? mostly clear conditions with a few clouds. the farther inland you go, the closer you get to the bay, more clouds. at the coast, low clouds and fog. temperatures cooling down this afternoon. 70s inland. sun and clouds, cooler at the bay in the 60s. low clouds and fog in the forecast during the day for the coastline with temperatures in the 50s. so why the cooldown? why the clouds? yesterday was gorgeous. we have a cold front coming in and those are the clouds associated with it. as it draws near, we'll see clouds starting to increase as well as cooler temperatures. lower 70s in fremont as well as in milpitas. lower 70s today in sunnyvale and san jose. and the lower 70s in palo alto and in redwood city. east bay locations today mid- 70s in pittsburg, antioch and brentwood. lower 70s in danville, dublin and pleasanton. and just near 70 degrees in
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oakland, alameda, but the mid- 60s in berkeley. north bay location today cooling down. lower 70s in san rafael and san anselmo. mid-70s from fairfield to napa to sonoma, 8 degrees cooler than yesterday. the mid-60s in sausalito and in san francisco. today we're cooler. what happens for the rest of the week? tomorrow's temperatures will remain like today's no major changes expected. tomorrow, we also welcome in fall. fall does arrive tomorrow night. thursday will mark the first official full day of fall. look at those conditions. they start to warm up. friday, saturday, sunday, we go from the 70s to the 80s to the 90s. yeah, friday, saturday, sunday and monday, temperatures warming up 20 degrees compared to today's highs inland. temperatures around the bay will be in the 80s near 80 degrees and the lower 70s for the coastline. yeah. warmer. hotter temperatures on the way. that's a look at your weather.
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back up to you. love it. feeling vitamin d deficient. thank you. it is 6:47. a big jump in housing construction last month. >> this might be a bright spot. the most activity involved condos and apartments. with us now is jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. >> good morning. we'll take any bright spot when it comes to the housing industry. saw housing starts jump in august. most of that took place in condos and apartments, that's a much smaller segment of the housing street. we saw a 4% climb in single family construction. the numbers are still well below pre-recession levels but anytime that number comes in better than expected we'll take that. all eyes on wall street today are on the federal reserve. wrapping up two days of policy meetings. not likely to touch interest rates. federal funds rate will stay right now at 0 to .25 more than likely for at least another year. the question is whether or not the fed will make another large-
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scale asset purchase such as buying u.s. treasuries. even there, it would take a lot of money to push 10-year note yields much lower in order to bring borrowing costs down. basically the fed doesn't have much left to do. what the fed says about the economy will drive wall street. typically on the day of a fed decision, it's subdued. nice gains yesterday. this morning is quiet dow down by 5. nasdaq is down by 3. s&p is off by a fraction. pretty big deal for foster city-based solar city. the company has signed a contract with wal-mart to install solar panels in up to 30 wal-mart in california and arizona. this is a big foothold in the commercial market worth millions. wal-mart hopes to eventually
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get 100% of its energy through renewable sources. >> thank you, jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. >> still on the business front, mark hurd says he will give up $30 million of his severance package. the former ceo is doing it to settle a lawsuit brought by hp after he was hired by oracle. the lawsuit claimed he violated his noncompete contract. hurd resigned last month from hewlett-packard. the oakland city council deciding whether or not to spend $540,000 to place small videocameras on the uniforms of police officers. the purpose is to record officers' interactions with the public, which brings us to our question of the day. do you think police officers should have videocameras on their uniforms? >> david says:
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a warning for women in the lake merritt area. we'll have a live update coming up. >> plus, a true jailbird. really. why this parrot was arrested during a drug raid in colombia. we'll be right back. the kincaids live here. across the street, the padillas. ben and his family live here, too.
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ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max.
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can cause coma andider's even death.
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the african black mamba can kill a man with one bite. but there's an even deadlier predator cigarettes, produced by big tobacco, which take a life every six point five seconds. don't be big tobacco's next victim. it is 6:53. a warning for women in an east bay neighborhood. be aware of your surroundings. >> yeah. anne makovec is in oakland, where police think one man is responsible for now two attacks near lake merritt. hi, anne. >> reporter: that's right. this is an area that is regarded generally as safe. it's one of the nicest areas in oakland. but police are warning everyone who is walking alone around here or lives around here to be sure to keep your guard up. there were two attacks. they started out as robberies
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and then escalated to sexual assaults on sunday night. police are not releasing a lot of details about the attacks, though. they happened within a few hours of each other. two women were robbed and sexually assaulted somewhere in this lake merritt neighborhood. they were both coming home when they were attacked and it happened at relatively secluded areas. police believe it is the same attacker in both cases and they gave us a very loose description of this man. african-american in his 20s around 5'10" to 6 feet tall. he was wearing dark clothes and had a weapon he apparently threatened these women w but police are not saying anything about what that weapon was and again, we realize this is a sketchy description that could fit a lot of people. that's what we know at this point. women in the area are being told to stay in well lighted areas and where other people are around. police are also warning people try not to walk around with headphones on because it makes you less aware of your surroundings. they are also warning women to
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be careful when you're getting into and out of your car and immediately when you get into your car they are saying lock those doors. >> i walk in that area all the time. >> reporter: a lot of people out here are very surprised about this. now obviously very concerned. >> thank you for the good advice. >> reporter: easier said than done, when you're running obviously you would like to, you know, have some music or to be doing something else. but it makes you less aware. >> maybe one in and one out. sometimes i run like that. >> good idea. >> no cell phones, either. >> thank you, anne makovec in oakland. today east bay commuters get their second opportunity to use the freeway express lane open on 14 miles of interstate 680 southbound weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. drivers have a mile to merge into the new lynn but
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yesterday a lot of drivers moved too quickly leading to traffic jams in the new lane. the price is variable depending on the amount of traffic. carpools are still free so if you have extra people in your car and you don't want to be charged for the ride, you need to take your fastrak transponder and stick it in the mylar bag. and one of our traffic hot spots this morning is in san jose. we have a photographer live at the scene on almaden expressway. one person is dead following an accident with an suv that caught fire after hitting a pole and tree. as you can see, there is lots of activity on scene for the investigation. the driver was taken to the hospital. the passenger died at the scene. almaden expressway is shut down between harry and via valiente. it happened at o'grady. the suv caught on fire, you
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can see it there. use an alternate. almaden expressway closed between harry and via valiente. camden is an alternate. metering lights on at the bay bridge toll plaza possibly to the maze. give yourself some extra time. over to 680, we are seeing some delays southbound not quite though where those express lanes are. hopefully things are cruising south on 84, approaching those lanes slow through there. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, gianna. here's a look from our camera high atop mount vaca and we are looking at sunrise. there it is. looking good. yesterday was stellar. there was beautiful conditions across
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the bay area. we are expecting clouds at the coast. 61 at the coast. upper 60s at the bay, 70s inland. we'll take those cooler conditions into wednesday as a cold front comes through. more clouds expected, cooling down. thursday, friday, saturday, sunday and monday, talk about a rebound. 10 degrees warmer thursday, friday the 90s expected. now, that's going to be well inland. but that will be friday, saturday, sunday and monday. temperatures near 80 degrees around the bay. and near 70 degrees for the coastline. so cool today. if you like warmer weather, stick around for the weekend. we'll keep things up a notch. mypix photo back to puffy clouds and doggies, sent in by heather peterson. if you have a nice photo to send in, go to mypix@cbs5.com. >> you know, we had a couple of fall days while it was still summer and now it's officially going to turn fall and we are going to have a couple of days of summer just in time for the weekend. >> all right. gianna, tracy, thank you very
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much here's a different kind of jailbird in colombia. [ parrot talks ] >> i think he is trying to say run, run, the cat is going to get you. he shout out. lorenz so the parrot was taken -- was arrested during a drug bust. arrested, yeah. the charge, aiding and abetting drug traffickers. police say as soon as they arrive the parrot told the people there to run. [ laughter ] >> now, lorenzo wasn't the only bird involved. [ laughter ] >> city animal officials have been given more than 1,000 birds trained as lookouts. [ laughter ] >> the bird is used to being in a cage. >> they are busy counting money and you know... >> wow. >> they have to have a lookout. got a story idea or comment you would like to share with us? email brian@cbs5.com. our lookout. >> hey, brian. >> run! >> thanks for watching cbs "early edition." we'll see you tomorrow. have a great day.